Jan 1, 2013 9:00pm CST
is the coldest day so far this season jim ramsey tells us how long these temperatures will stay so cold. the new york city sanitation workers didn't have a lot of time to celebrate the new year right after the ball dropped in times square 200 city workers started cleaning up all in all 50 t of trash using everything from sweepers to leaf blowers an estimated 1 million people packed times square to bring in the new year. this year the late dick clark appeared and back here in the chicago area some people picked off the new year with an icy dip into lake michigan how people are beginning 2013 on a very positive note. polar bears invading north avenue beach for six years these unbelievably courageous souls take to the icy waters of lake michigan raising thousands of dollars in donations for greyhound rescues. some prefer to work the ground game at lincoln park at the 28th annual new year's day 5 k run and walk a great way for aaron casey and her dad to start the year off right. it's nice to get up really early like this and get your adrenaline going. no shortage of energy and further south in grant
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am PST
stoned. jim spellman joins us. you were there for opening night. what was it like? >> it's a big celebration. it really marked the end of what they see as a civil rights struggle. to legalize marijuana, stop arresting people for this, stop using law enforcement resources. years they tried to get to this. so there was a lot of celebration and a sense of accomplishment. i was able to speak with a couple people there. >> you can not buy marijuana from the club, but you can bring marijuana, you can share marijuana, you can have others share with you. and you can associate with with others in private and disgreet environment. >> it's great to be able to exercise my vote to get together with my common man and express ourselves. >> reporter: it's really unclear exact exactly what these clubs will look like going forward, but last night they were starting to stretch their wings and find out what exactly the freedoms that they come with this amendment will look like. >> was this a big crowd, big turnout or not so much? >> not a huge crowd. honestly it was one of the events where the journ
Jan 2, 2013 7:00am EST
on for years in iowa. my former colleague, jim leach and i had written about that. it is happening in california, arizona, and even a little in florida. that is part of the problem, because democrats, nationally, got more than 1 million more votes than republicans who ran for the house of representatives. yet they come into this with a 35-vote margin. there are some areas where in north carolina there were more votes for democrats than republicans, but there are only 27% of the representatives are democrats. that is part of the problem. it confuses the notion about mandates. after all, the allwon decisively. -- the president won decisively. the senate pickup ground. it does not sound like much of a national mandate to continue the policies of the republicans over the last decade or so. host: david is our next caller in ohio, republican. caller: good morning. being a regular person on a budget, i can only get the things i can pay for. i would love to be able to buy erraris or newr ou houses or all kinds of things they would love to have. due to my budget, i am not able to do that. t
Jan 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
changed with in the room. >> jim of cnn sends out this week. -- tweet. how could the senate passed this 89-8 and yet it is so hard to get it done in the house? >> this is not the first time this has happened. there was a payroll tax cut extension. when you are elected, you have voters from all over the state. you have a lot of people with similar views about the world. when you are talking to your base back home, that is the way it works. one house member, a republican, was saying he had to watch out for his own voters more than the electorate in general. >> thank you for holding. you are on the air. >> hello. i want to know why he. i worked at a company for five years. i am unemployed now. i am getting unemployment. hi husband doesn't work. it was a single family income. i want to know and understand how a cameo -- can you try to raise everyone's taxes and make the poor and like me -- and i am struggling to keep my home right now. nobody wants to come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff. >> i saw a report by the washington post that 71% of people will have their taxes raised by this deal?